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United States ADP Non-Farm Employment Change June 3 2021

What does the data mean to the market?

ADP is a private company that analysis the employment data from 23 Million working adults. It's a precursor to the highly anticipated US Non-Farm Payrolls which comes out the following Friday.

A higher than expected number (more working adults) is good for the US Economy and would create a buy on USD pair, and vice versa a lower than expected number would create a sell in USD pairs.

Historic deviations and their outcome

May 5 2021 Small -58 deviation only created a 5 pip move on USDJPY, this deviation is too small considering the forecast range.
Check out the price action here:

March 31 2021 Only -33 deviation created an 8 pip move, not a strong enough deviation.
Check out the price action here:

March 3 2021 10 pip move from this -60 deviation. The move didn't last long!
Check out the price action here:

I will use forecasts of:

ADP Employment Change 650

Today's trade plan

If we see a 300+- deviation from the forecast today, then we can hope for a sustained move that we may be able to get some pips from. This deviation will cover all forecasts in the range, so it will be a significant surprise, although unlikely to occur.

Tradable pairs


Hope this helps but please do your own analysis!!

Good luck!!

James Thatcher

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